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News September 14, 2019
Albanese attempts to pacify backroom disquiet
While Labor faces a raft of legislation intended to split the party’s loyalties, the opposition leader has dismissed critics in his ranks who say he is capitulating to Scott Morrison’s agenda.
News August 31, 2019
CIA agents in Australia
In a new book, veteran journalist Brian Toohey argues that covert CIA operatives have worked in Australia for decades, something the government has long denied.
News September 07, 2019
Divisions over the religious discrimination bills
The religious anti-discrimination legislation is being closely examined by interested groups.
News August 24, 2019
Scott Morrison navigates first year as PM
One year into his prime ministership – and on the back of deploying Australian maritime forces to the Middle East – Scott Morrison is trying to create an impression of a fresh, new government.
News August 03, 2019
Exclusive: Police bypass courts for warrants
New figures reveal 78 per cent of interception warrants were signed off by members of the Administrative Appeals Tribunal, not by a judge.
News July 27, 2019
Home Affairs pushes for cyber spy powers
A new proposal would give the Australian Signals Directorate access to the IT systems of Australian companies, but the agency didn’t ask for these powers.
News July 20, 2019
Coalition divided on First Nations voice
While Ken Wyatt tries to find a model for recognition that will appease his party, a grassroots movement is hoping to win public support for a voice to parliament.
News July 13, 2019
Murray–Darling recovery in peril
As attempts to restore water to the river basin fail to meet their targets, scientists warn irrigator subsidies may cost 10 times initial estimates.
News July 06, 2019
Dutton’s stance on citizenship laws
Despite recommendations from parliament’s security watchdog, Peter Dutton will press ahead with plans to ban Australian citizens with terrorism links from returning home.
News June 29, 2019
Scott Morrison’s inner circle
Still dogged by questions about his rise to the Liberal leadership, Scott Morrison is keeping his allies close, and rewarding those who voted for him in the spill.
News June 22, 2019
Manus refugee services contract embroiled in dispute
Australia’s already-contentious Manus Island refugee services contract faces further complications from local landholder politics.
News June 15, 2019
Centre Alliance barters on gas prices
As the government works to get its tax cuts through the upper house, Centre Alliance senators Rex Patrick and Stirling Griff have put a condition on their support, calling for adjustments to the domestic gas security mechanism.